Welcome to our little piece of paradise. If you came here looking for wacky golf, go carts, fancy restaurants or crowded beaches then you are at the wrong location. Should you enjoy gazing on other houses, tourists, and cars, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for beautiful unspoiled scenery, quiet secluded beaches, wildlife all around you and fresh seafood home cooking, then Pyramid Pointe at Edisto Island is perfect for you.
Located at the point of a 100 foot wide gated private island, the house was built in 1986 and, as the name implies and the pictures show, is shaped like a pyramid. No where else in the State of South Carolina is there available for rent a home with the surroundings and the unspoiled view afforded by Pyramid Pointe. You will need binoculars to see any other home or person from the interior, decks or porch. No one will walk or drive by. During the busiest season you will share 2 miles of beach with 30 people and the rest of the year, often, with no one.
The home is four stories in height from ground level. It was nestled into the natural environment without cutting any trees and built over a pre civil war cistern. There are 3 bedrooms. The MBR and a full bath occupy the entire top level and is furnished with a king bed. A small deck faces the ocean.
The third level has two bedrooms, each with their own full bath One bedroom has a deck facing the ocean and a king bed, the other has two full beds and a third in the closet.
There is a queen sleeper sofa in the TV area on the main level. A Large deck is accessed from the sitting area and faces the ocean. There is a full bath on the first level, a medium kitchen and a large dining area. A 35 foot covered porch overlooks the Creek and the entire front of the house is glass, facing the ocean. Screens on the porch and decks are not necessary because the bugs don't come there, the height and full time breeze keep them away.
The entry and foyer are paved with bricks harvested from the beach over the years from the homes of the Edingsville settlement destroyed by a hurricane in the 1800’s. You will see a map of the island as it existed at that time as you climb the stairs to the second living level. From the entryway level you can see up the stairwell all the way to the fourth floor.
The first level contains the TV sitting area (42” plasma) , the den and a spacious dining room which is separated from the kitchen by a long bar. The bar and dining room table were made from lumber scavenged also from the old Edingsville settlement. The mantle, side table and coffee table are made from driftwood taken from the beach. The covered porch is accessed from the dining room and faces north towards the creek and Frampton inlet.
The covered porch has a hanging swing and two rocking chairs as well as a built in dining table and chairs. A cable rail system is used to minimize disruption of the view.
The home has over 600 square feet of windows, almost all facing the ocean. It is constructed of cedar, inside and out. The furnishings are functional, not fancy. It is a beach house designed and furnished for relaxing and carefree use, not a home where you have to shower before sitting down.
An infrared grill, ice maker and indoor fryer are provided and the kitchen has all normal appliances and conveniences.
It is 3 flights of stairs from the entry door to the master bedroom, 2 to the second floor bedrooms and 1 to the main living level (as with all houses on Edisto). There is a widow’s walk on the roof which is presently unavailable to first time guests.
No long walkway is needed as the dock is 30 feet from the porch. The front of the house is less than 5 feet from the marsh (the decks overhang it) and the porch side about 20 feet. Dolphins are often first spotted by somone washing dishes in the kitchen.
A washer and dryer are in the mechanical room on ground level.
Satellite TV is available downstairs and in the MBR. Each TV has a DVD player. There are no video game machines. Wireless broadband Internet is provided. There is no land line phone service but At&T and Sprint service is very good and Verizon is tolerable.
This is a traditional "low country" beach house. It is not the Ritz nor a 5 star accomodation. It is an architecturally unique, pleasant, comfortable and relaxing home designed to allow maximum enjoyment of the surroundings. You go to a place like this to be outdoors, not in. If you are expect a home nicer than, or even as nice, as your own then this home will not be suitable for you. It was located here as a means to an end, not the destination itself. The home provides a place from which you can enjoy privacy, nature and the beauty of the natural surroundings. It is not intended to be, nor is it, at all like a beach house in a row of beach houses with manicured lawns lined up in a development. If fiddler crabs in the walk, lizards on the deck, buzzards and crows in the trees or a mouse scurrying across the foyer sends you into a frenzy then please do not rent this home. If you love the outdoors, peace and privacy and are willing to give up some comfort to get them, this home will be perfect for you.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
-Sheets, Towels, Beach Towels, Blankets, Dish Clothes, Dish Towels, Condiments and all food, including coffee filters & salt n' pepper
-Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Trash Bags, Plastic Wraps, Napkins
-Dishwashing, Dishwasher & Clothes Washing detergent, All purpose Cleaner, Windex, Bath Soap
-Beach Toys & chairs, umbrellas, bikes, rafts, boogie boards, suntan lotion, sunglasses, etc.
-Books, Games, Puzzles, Camera, Deck of Cards, Volley Ball Net, etc.
-Fishing Poles, cast nets and Tackle Boxes
WHAT WILL I FIND ON EDISTO BEACH?
-Restaurants — From Pizza Shops, Ice Cream Shops, Sandwich Shops to Fine Dining
-Grocery Store and several 'stop n' shops' with gas
-Fresh Edisto seafood right off the boats at several local 'shops'
-Linen Rentals — Don't feel like bringing all those sheets and towels — call Edisto Essentials (phone number hidden)
-Bike and Beach Rentals — Rent bikes, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, kayaks, from several local companies
-Historical Museums, Edisto Beach State Park, Interpretive Center, -Historical Tours, ACE Basin Tours
-Fishing Charters, Sunset Cruises, Shrimping Cruises, or just a boat ride
-Edisto Beach State Park with lots of nature based weekly programs and a boat ramp and dock
-Bait and Tackle shops with all the latest fishing news
-Gift Shops galore!
-Shark teeth, fossils and tons of shells
-Sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean and the milky way at night
-Play golf on local and nearby courses
-A Doctor and a Dentist